Primary a Mixed Bag for Public Education Candidates

Sometime between 1 and 2 a.m. on June 10, 2011, Rep. Sylvester TurnerD-Houston, delivered a warning to his fellow Texas House members.

"In the end, the people of the state of Texas must have the final say," said Turner, the latest in a series of Democrats who had lined up to seal in the public record their intense disapproval of what was about to happen.

Shortly after, his colleagues passed a bill that solidified a $5.4 billion reduction in funding to public schools. Now, almost a year later, the people of Texas have had their say — but ...

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